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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:
AC Field has overall operational control of department’s hazmat program and ensures hazmat programs are properly funded.

False
AC Staff ensures hazmat programs are properly funded.
AC Field has overall operational control and shall approve all policy changes to hazmat program

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Investigations concerning the illegal transportation and/or disposal of hazardous wastes _____ be handled by departmental personnel who are trained in environmental crimes investigations (ECIU)

Should

3

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Response to a hazmat incident is for the protection of life, environment and property. Departmental personnel ____ respond only to the level at which they are trained.

Shall

4

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

The Hazardous Material Incident Command (HMIC) incident commander (IC) ____ consult with other response agencies at the scene to ensure that all available resources are properly utilized.

Shall

5

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

The HIMC IC ____ perform his or her coordinating
function in a manner designed to minimize the impact to
life, environment and property.

Shall

6

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

HMIC authority encompasses the legal and moral
responsibility to take whatever reasonable action is necessary to ensure the safety of people and the environment.

True

7

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Regardless of the direction the material is flowing or final location of the product, the ____ responsibility rests with the jurisdiction where the _____ or first release of product
occurred.

Initial

“first drop”

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

The agency with jurisdiction of the first release has
permanent overall HMIC responsibility.

False.

9


HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

CHP ______ maintains responsibility for incident command on all highways within its jurisdiction.

Always

10

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:
A city has HMIC at state buildings and grounds located within its political boundaries.

False.
HMIC at state buildings and grounds is the jurisdiction of the CHP.

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

HMIC at state buildings and grounds is the jurisdiction of
CHP. This ___ ____ include state properties or facilities
where any other agencies have ____ jurisdiction.

(such as University of California properties, or state hospitals under the Department of Mental Health)

Does not

Specific

12

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation


True/False
A truck that began leaking on a freeway but stops and spills
on a city street is not the responsibility of the CHP.

False

It is the initial overall responsibility of CHP

13

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

HMIC SHALL be assumed by the senior ranking CHP uniformed employee present, until relieved by appropriate departmental supervisory or management personnel.


False.

HMIC SHOULD be assumed by the senior ranking CHP uniformed employee present.

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

CHP uniformed supervisory personnel _______ respond to a HMI which occurs outside the investigative authority of the Department, but which may have an impact on traffic management or state facilities.

SHOULD

15

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

The five levels of HMIC are:

1. First Responder Awareness
2. First Responder Operatonal
3. Technician
4. Specialist
5. __________

Incident Commander

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Which form does the department utilize to meet the reporting requirements for a hazmat incident report for all hazamat materials releases or threatened releases?

CHP 407E

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Completion of a hazmat incident report for all hazmat materials releases or threatened releases _________.

IS required

18

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Proposition 65 (The Safe Drinking Water and Toxics Enforcement Act of 1986) requires that “designated
employees” are required to report incidents to
______________ and __________.if there is a reasonable
belief that the release or threatened release poses
substantial present or potential hazard to human health,
safety, property or the environment within their jurisdictions.

County Health Officers and
Boards of Supervisors

19

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Prop 65 requires that notification to the County Health Officer and Board of Supervisors be made in how many hours of the employee’s knowledge of the incident?

72 hours

20

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

Failure to comply with the reporting requirements of Prop 65 can result in “designated employees” receiving prison terms, fines of not less than $5,000, and a mandatory forfeiture of state employment.

True

21

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

How is coordination and planning of hazmat incident
activities accomplished?

Coordination should be accomplished through written statements of understanding and interagency agreements.

22

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

A CHP Hazardous Materials Specialist ____ be appointed as a safety officer, especially in major or complex incidents.

Should

23

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

Ensuring that appropriate personal protective equipment is available and being used by individuals working is one
of the responsibilities of the HMI commander.

True

24

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

The Department is obligated to remain at the scene of an incident until all emergency operations are completed. If left early, department and individual may be _______ liable.


Civilly

25

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

An HMI commander ensures that personnel do not order of approve a wash-down of hazmat for the purpose of scene cleanup for any release, regardless or size.

True

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Do HMI commanders order clean-up and disposal
services at a HMI?

No. clean-up and disposal services have to be obtained by the proper authority (i.e., Caltrans, local county roads/public works department).

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Are IAPs (Incident Action Plans) required to be written?

An IAP is required to be written for a large or complex
incident but need not be written for a minor or non-complex incident.

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False

A SSP (Site Safety Plan) specifically spells out the strategies that will be used to fulfill the IAP and is required to be written for all incidents regardless of size.


True

29

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

IAPs and SSP’s ___ be submitted together with the CHP
407E.

Shall

30

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

It is recommended that each field Division assess their respective needs and nominate a minimum of ____________
to be trained to the HazMat Specialist level.

Three to four officers or sergeants.

31

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Is it necessary to report spills of fluids incidental to the operation of motor vehicle (fuel, oil, coolant) more than 42 gallons total if wholly contained within the paved portion of the highway?

Yes. Reporting is not required when less than 42 gallons, wholly contained within the paved portion of the highway, promptly cleaned up and disposed of by Caltrans (or other appropriate agency).

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

An incident initially handled as a HazMat incident but determined to involve a non-hazardous material (e.g., sugar, water, flour) _______ any mitigation (e.g., road closure,
calling for hazmat team) action is taken, _____ _____ be reported.

Before
Shall not

33

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Is the HMI commander responsible for notification to
the OES Warning Center?

Yes, the HMI commander is responsible for ensuring
telephone notification as soon as possible.

34


HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

A CHP 407E ____ be completed and submitted to Division within __ ____ days following the conclusion of
the incident.

Shall
10 business

35

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

A CHP 407E ________ be reviewed by a commercial
officer or a supervisor with HazMat knowledge
and _______ be completed even if an Unusual
Occurrences Comm-Net message has been s
ent and/or After Action Report is required.


Should
Shall

36

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

True/False:

A Supervisor shall maintain a record of all employee
exposures in accordance with departmental
occ safety procedures.

True

37

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Exposures not requiring the preparation of a CHP 121 ____
be documented by memorandum and submitted to
Health & Safety through channels. A copy of the
documentation ___ be placed in the affected
employee’s field personnel file.

Shall
Shall

38

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation


Enforcement actions specific to the transportation of
radioactive materials ______ only be performed by commercially trained personnel who are currently
certified in the Radioactive Materials Response and Enforcement Program.

Shall

39

HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

Each Area office ____ have two Radiological
Response Kits (RRKs). At least one of the
RRKs _____ be deployed in an on-duty shift
supervisor’s vehicle at all times.

Shall
Shall

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HPM 84.2 – HazMat Transportation

All Sergeants regardless of assignment, ______ complete the Radiological Response and Enforcement Program course.

Shall